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Old 11-30-2008, 16:14   #1 (permalink)
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93 ford tempo. 2 probs

okay my first problem is that everytime i try to start the car when it's cold, i have to keep cranking and cranking while messing with the gas pedal. after a few minutes it'll start. i've tried putting prestone injector cleaner in the gas tank the last 3 or 4 times i've filled it up from an nearly empty tank. still have no idea whats causing it. car needs a oil change n new oil filter that's gonna get done sometime this week but idk if that would help.

my other problem is that i keep having to add antifreeze and water almost daily to the radiator. can't see any noticeable leaks or anything. have the engine coolant sensor unplugged so the radiator fan will work, dunna if that means anything. unplugged it cuz' the 50 dollar sensor went out not even a week after putting it in and wasn't gonna waste another 50.
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no one gonna help me with this??????????
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Old 12-06-2008, 19:20   #3 (permalink)
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Re: 93 ford tempo. 2 probs

It's possible the two problems are related. If you have a blown head gasket, coolant could be leaking into one or more cylinders, making ignition tough to do . You could check that by seeing of coolant is in your oil. Whoever does your oil change can check that out for you.

On the other hand, the hard starting could be a dying fuel pump, bad gas filter, fuel pressure regulator, or way past dirty injectors, probably a couple of other things.
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